Sorin Cosoveanu sent me the link for the 2011 census results (source ).
ISO 3166-2 Newsletter number II-1, dated 2010-02-03, has changes to the listing for Nepal, but nothing that affects data reported on this site. The only change is adding the prefix NP- explicitly to each development region code.
A bill passed by the interim legislature-parliament on 2007-12-28 declared Nepal a democratic federal republic, effective as of 2008-05-28. The monarchy has been abolished. This affects the official name of the country, which has been updated in ISO 3166-1 by Newsletter VI-3, published on 2008-09-09.
In "Administrative Subdivisions of Countries", I showed aanchal (zones) as the primary subdivisions. The zones could be grouped together to form five vikas kshetra (development regions). I added, "recent publications of the Central Bureau of Statistics of Nepal list development region and district names, but not zone names. The zones are probably less significant than the districts." Source , a profile of Nepal on a government website, doesn't even mention the zones, and I believe they're no longer in use.
Nepal has been independent during the entire 20th century.
Nepal is divided into five vikas kshetra (development regions).
Nepal uses five-digit postal codes. The first digit represents a region; the first three digits represent a district. The codes are rarely used.
See the Districts of Nepal page.
The development regions are subdivided into districts, which are further subdivided into villages.
Dhawalagiri: Nepalese dhaval: white, giri: mountain
In the 1950s, Nepal consisted of 34 districts.
|Banke and Bardia||150,000||800|
|Bara, Parsa, and Rautahat||514,556||1,388|
|Chitwan and Nawalpur||150,000||1,000|
|Dailekh and Surkhet||300,000||1,200|
|Dang and Deokhuri||150,000||1,100|
|East No. 1 Chautara||370,000||1,493|
|East No. 2 Ramechhap||250,447||1,291|
|East No. 3 Okhaldhunga||275,503||2,037|
|East No. 4 Bhojpur||238,533||926|
|Jumla and Humla||160,000||5,000|
|Kailali and Kanchanpur||100,000||1,400|
|Khajhani and Syuraj||150,000||500|
|Mahottari and Sarlahi||700,000||1,200|
|Sallyan and Jajarkot||450,000||3,000|
|Saptari and Siraha||431,599||912|
|West No. 1 Nuwakot||400,000||2,200|
|West No. 2 Gorkha||200,000||1,100|
|West No. 3 Pokhara||450,000||2,500|
|West No. 4 Pallo Nauwakot||400,000||1,500|
1962-02: Nepal reorganized into the following 14 zones.
|Narayani||1,871,334||8,313||Hetauda (Bhimphedi), Birgunj|
~1995: Zones fell into disuse, so the already existing development regions effectively became the primary subdivisions.
In some transcriptions from Nepali, long vowels are marked, but not always consistently.
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